January 01, 2020

Mortality among Burned Colonized/Infected by Staphylococcus aureus Sensitive and Resistant to Methicillin: Meta-Analysis

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive bacterium that colonizes the skin of 30% of healthy individuals. Although considered as a part of the human microbiota, in some conditions, especially in burned patients, Staphylococcus aureus can become pathogenic and cause a wide variety of infections, such as respiratory infections and skin and is responsible for several Infections Related to Health Care (HAI) and community. Therefore, it is necessary to identify the occurrence of methicillin-resistant/sensitive Staphylococcus aureus in burned patients, assessing the mortality related to cases of burn patients infected / colonized.

October 08, 2018

Quality of life in children with kidney transplant: Systematic review

To identify in the literature studies that evaluate the quality of life in pediatric patients with kidney transplant through use of specific, validated instruments in Pediatrics.

March 01, 2019

Systematic Review of Probiotics for Cystic Fibrosis Patients: Moving Forward

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with chronic respiratory disease and pancreatic insufficiency and results in the malabsorption of nutrients and intestinal inflammation. There is evidence that probiotic supplementation may impact the gastrointestinal and respiratory microbiota. This study aimed to categorize current evidence regarding the effects of supplementing with probiotics in CF patients on gastrointestinal and respiratory outcomes according to the type of intervention.

June 01, 2015

Prevalence of infection in kidney transplantation from living versus deceased donor: systematic review and meta-analysis

The study showed that deceased kidney donor recipients are at an increased risk for developing infections and so the need for establishing and enforcing protocols from proper management of ischemic time to the prevention and control of infection in this population emerges.

March 02, 2015

Risk factors for bloodstream infection in patients at a Brazilian hemodialysis center: a case–control study

Infection is the leading cause of morbidity and the second leading cause of mortality in patients on renal replacement therapy. The rates of bloodstream infection in hemodialysis patients vary according to the type of venous access used. Gram-positive bacteria are most frequently isolated in blood cultures of hemodialysis patients. This study evaluated risk factors for the development of bloodstream infections in patients undergoing hemodialysis.

October 01, 2012

Prophylactic use of Mupirocin in hemodialysis central venous catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis

The study found that the use of topical Mupirocin is effective in reducing episodes of infection among hemodialysis patients, increasing duration time for catheter, and significantly reducing S aureus infections, which are the most prevalent in this population.

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